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Re: New work on fonts at W3C

From: Dave Crossland <dave@lab6.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 19:50:58 +0100
Message-ID: <2285a9d20906231150l6d59249xeddd4435bdcae64c@mail.gmail.com>
To: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
2009/6/23 Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>:
> On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 2:12 AM, Brad Kemper<brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Furthermore, the single font could be split into two fonts: one with the
>> vowels, odd numbers, and punctuation, and the other with the consonants and
>> even numbers, and then brought together via @font-face unicode ranges and a
>> font-family stack. This would make it pretty hard to accidentally copy it to
>> another site and have it work, without first understanding that they are not
>> supposed to. And it would make it pretty difficult to use in other
>> applications that do not have @font-face rules.
>
> The only font vendor objection I can recall that these don't address
> is that they allow people to just upload fonts from their system to
> their website, ignorant of licensing.  Any browser that even *permits*
> OTF/TTF will have this problem.

Which is already, er, all of them, except MSIE.
Received on Tuesday, 23 June 2009 18:52:01 GMT

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